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Quick Chicken Peanut Mole with Cilantro Rice

"Boneless strips of chicken breasts and thighs are cooked up in a skillet with a creamy peanut butter, cocoa and cinnamon scented sauce and served over cilantro rice."
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servings 377 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 828 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Chicken Peanut More: Spray a large skillet with no-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook chicken until golden brown on all sides and cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet.
  2. Spray skillet again with no-stick cooking spray. Add onion. Cook until softened. Add garlic. Cook an additional minute. Stir in broth, tomatoes, chili powder, peanut butter, cocoa and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. NOTE: Sauce may be pureed in the blender until smooth, if desired.
  3. Place chicken in sauce, combining gently. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes to combine flavors. Serve over Cilantro Rice. Sprinkle with additional chopped cilantro, if desired.
  4. Cilantro Rice: Bring water to boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Add rice, cumin and salt. Let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Add marmalade and cilantro. Combine ingredients with fork.

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  1. 34 Ratings

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I didn't make the rice, but the chicken mole came out great! I used chicken tenders, 2 cloves garlic, diced tomatoes with jalapeños and 2t chili powder. After tasting it, I modified it by adding...

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I did not care for this recipe.

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I didn't make the rice, but the chicken mole came out great! I used chicken tenders, 2 cloves garlic, diced tomatoes with jalapeños and 2t chili powder. After tasting it, I modified it by adding...

Wonderful mole. I added extra chili powder (some chipolte too), extra dark cocoa, brown sugar (to sweeten it up a bit) and some cornstarch to thicken it. Excellent!

I did not care for this recipe.

Very Excellent!! Would make this again and again. Everyone loved it. I was afraid it would taste chocolaty or peanut buttery but it was just perfect. Served it over the cilantro rice. Did not ch...

Had this dish at a party and it was delish! The flavor is not too overpowering, just right. The hint of peanut butter in the sauce is what makes this dish!

I have been looking for a peanut mole recipe and this is so simple and delicious! The rice is also super easy and surprisingly yummy! We like the mole with tortillas and the rice on the side bes...

this was okay... i added broccoli and zuchini with the onion. my only caution: make sure your can of toms and peppers isn't the extra hot variety!

Not as good as my favorite restaurant, but tasty. I think next time, I'll use more chili powder, less cinnamon. But, fast and easy!

This is a good recipe. Just not a great one. After the initial mole. I modified it by adding 1/4 cup of cocoa, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Aft...